Scambaiting is the sport of baiting and messing with 419 scammers.
If you like scambaiting, you should check out http://www.toottoot.org. Definately funny seeing an old man reply to spam as if it were regular email.
Another good site: http://www.419zeros.com Shows just how incredibly stupid or desperate and determined these scammers can be when a random nonsense generator is used to create correspondence with them and yet they actually continue to write back for the longest time.
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